Hiking at Baskinta on Lit. Trail Wednesday, June 05, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
June 5 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hike at Baskinta Literary Trail with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS
HIKE LOCATION : Baskinta/Bakich /Maten District
============= In mount Lebanon, 1200 m above sea level, 40 km from Beirut
WHEN : Wednesday, June 05, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the new bridge, Jal El Dib, @
=============== 7:30 AM.
40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (35,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 25%/pers. (30,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Baskinta is a Syriac word that means ‘the house of wisdom’. Being surrounded by natural walls (Sannine from the East, Bakiche and Marj from the north, Zaarour from the south, and it is open to a valley to the west) made it a geographical fortress. Baskinta is the birth place of Mikhael Neaime and lots of other remarkable Lebanese figures.
Our hike in Baskinta is by far one of the most beautiful. There are countless streams all along the way. You will listen to the running water throughout the hike. The ground is moist and flowers are in full bloom.
We will walk along the literary trail of Baskinta, where many poets and writers have lived and left remarkable works behind them.
What’s on the literary trail?
1) Mikhael Neaime’s mausoleum. Mikhael Neaime was a poet, novelist, and philosopher.
2) Abdallah Ghanem Cutlural Center. Abdallah Ghanem was a poet, philosopher and journalist.
3) Roman inscriptions on rocks.
4) Sayf el Dawla Cave. Sayf el Dawla was an Arab leader who encouraged and protected poets.
5) The old abandoned family house of writer Sleiman Kettaneh.
6) Saidet el Khalleh Church.
7) Mausoleum of Lebanese poet and writer, George Ghanem.
As usual, the hike will be divided into two levels. LEVEL 6 and LEVEL 4.
Both groups will begin by a great stretching in Chakhroub, where you will see the statue of the great writer, Mikhael Neaime sculpted by Assaf Assaf near his house.
LEVEL 4 (9.5 km – 2.45 Hr approx) While walking on the trail and along the places where these authors lived and worked, things inevitably pop up from what they wrote, prompting the hikers to realize, and ‘Aha! So, this is what was meant.
Then, they will continue along a dust road, then though the woods, passing by all the literary landmarks stated above. Water streams will not part the trail. You will reach Baskinta village and have lunch together near the cultural center of Abdallah Ghanem.
LEVEL 6 (14Km – 4.0 Hr approx.) The hike will start from Bakich. The track offers a huge panoramic breathtaking view in both directions, all downhill until you reach the statue of Mikhael Neaime, from there we will continue to meet with level 4 at the valley and continue together as one group.
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended) and don’t forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
==There will be a breakfast stop along the way==
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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